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Ethnomusicology

A guide to library resources for ethnomusicology research

Finding audio and video recordings

The following streaming audio and video databases are of particular interest to ethnomusicologists. See the audio tab in the main Music Research Guide for a full list of our streaming music databases.

Audio Databases


Ethnographic Video and Images


Documentaries and Feature Films

Searching for audio recordings in the UO Libraries Audio Collection

Knight Library is home to a large collection (~45,000 items) of audio material on compact disc, LP record, and cassette. All audio materials are housed in the Douglass Room on the 3rd floor of Knight Library.  During Fall 2020, the Douglass Room is not open to the public due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. You can request material from our audio collection by placing a request in LibrarySearch and the items will be brought to the main checkout desk for you.

To search for recordings of ethnographic, folk, or world music in our physical audio collection, try using the Advanced Search function in LibrarySearch to add more nuance to your search. If you are searching for music in a particular ethnic tradition or genre, try putting that term in a Subject field. If you are searching for music by a particular performer or group, search for them in the Author/Creator field. You may want to limit the overall search Scope to UO Libraries to see only our physical and online recordings, since Summit service is currently somewhat limited. Finally, limit the Material Type to Audio to see only audio recordings and cut out books, articles, or films.  (This will search for both physical recordings and streaming audio content.)

Here is an example of a search for recordings of a particular genre of music, using the Subject field:

Screenshot of an audio search by genre

 

 

Here is an example of a search for recordings by a particular performer, using the Author/Creator field:

Screenshot of an audio search by performer

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